Arbi Recipe

Ingredients 500 gm arbi Mustard oil Pinch of hing 1/2 tsp ajwain 1/2 chopped onion Onion ginger garlic paste ( 2 onions, 4-5 medium garlic, 1/2 inch ginger) Pinch of turmeric powder Red chilli powder (as per taste) 1.5 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp garam masala Salt (as per taste) Steps1. Wash arbi and boil…

Karela/Bitter Gourd Recipe

Ingredients 250 gm karela/ bitter gourd Salt Mustard oil 1/4 tsp methi seeds 3 medium onions Steps Slice karela and add 1/2 tsp salt to it and mix Keep it aside for 30 mins After 30 mins, squeeze out the water from the karela, keep it in a separate plate, wash it twice and again…

Fara Recipe

Ingredients-1 cup chana dal4 chopped GarlicCumin seedsPinch of turmeric powder1/3 tsp Red chilli powderChopped green chillies (as per taste)Coriander leavesSalt1 cup rice flour1/2 cup lukewarm water For stuffing Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours. Drain water Grind this with garlic Put this in a bowl and add salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,…

Rava Appe Recipe

Cooking Time: 20 mins ⏰ Ingredients 1 cup sooji 1/4 cup curd 1 pinch baking soda Salt 1 medium finely chopped carrot 🥕 4-5 finely chopped beans Oil Steps: Take sooji in a bowl and add curd Add some water to prepare a smooth mixture. Ensure that the mixture is of thick consistency only Leave…

Masala Kathal Recipe

Ingredients500 gm kathal Mustard oil Tez patta 3 onions 7-8 cloves of garlic 1 inch ginger Pinch of Turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tsp Dhaniya powder 1 tsp Garam Masala Salt Steps: 1. Chop kathal and fry it in mustard oil. Add salt during frying and shallow fry till it becomes golden…

Bhindi Bharwa Recipe

Ingredients 10 Bhindi 1/5 tsp Dhaniya powder 1/5 tsp Sauff 1/5 tsp Jeera 1/5 tsp Kalonji 1/5 tsp Methi Seeds Salt Amchur Powder Red chilli powder Steps Dry roast sauff, jeera, kalonji, dhaniya and methi. Grind them in a mixie so that fine powder is obtained Add chopped onion and chopped garlic to oil. Saute…

Noodles in Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

We have thoroughly enjoyed our meats and sometimes our vegetables in the oozing hot black pepper sauce. That invisible hot air guzzling from your ears and nose clearly depicts the beauty of black pepper sauce. Ever thought of having noodles in them?Statutory warning: You need plenty of time, patience and a certain level of tolerance…

Masala Aloo Gobhi Recipe

A different style to cook aloo gobhi and this remains our favourite!Ingredients4 medium sized Potatoes250 gm CauliflowerOnion ginger garlic pasteSaltPinch of Turmeric powderRed chilli powder1 tsp dhaniya powder2 tomatoes1/2 tsp Garam masala Steps In a pan add oil and stir fry potatoes and cauliflower till they become golden brown. Add a little bit of salt…

Easy Chicken Biryani

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes ⏰Ingredients500 gm chickenTez Patta2 chopped onionsGinger garlic pasteSaltPinch of Turmeric powderRed chilli powder1 tsp Dhaniya powder1 tsp Garam masalaRiceBlack pepper, green cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick1/2 cup MilkLemon juice Steps In a pan add oil and tez Patta. Add chopped onions. Sauté till they become golden brown Add ginger garlic paste….

EASY LITTI CHOKHA RECIPE

Cooking Time: 1 hourIngredientsFor littiChane ka sattuChopped green chilliesChopped onionGingerGarlicAjwainKalonji (onion seeds)SaltJeeraMustard oilMirchi ka achaar For chokhaRoasted BrinjalRoasted tomatoBoiled potatoesChopped green chilliesGarlicSaltMustard oil Steps Mix all the ingredients for litti together Knead the dough using whole wheat flour. Add only a little bit of oil Roll into thin circles and stuff it with the sattu…

Palak Patta Chaat Recipe

Cooking Time: 30 minutes IngredientsBesanSaltRed chilli powderTurmeric powderPalak Patta (Spinach leaves)PomegranateCurdSevChopped green chilliesFor Imli chutneyImli pasteGingerJeeraSugarRed chilli powder Steps Take besan in a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and add water. Dip spinach leaves in this mixture and fry them For Imli chutney In a pan add oil…

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 200 gm Sabudana50 gm Peanuts3-4 Chopped Green chillies1 PotatoJeera (Cumin Seeds)Ghee/ OilSalt Steps Soak sabudana in water for 3 hours. Do not add excess water, make sure that water is at the level of sabudana. In a pan add ghee, jeera and chopped green chillies. Add one chopped potato and…

Egg Curry Recipe

Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients4 eggs2 medium Onions(0.5 for tadka, 1.5 for paste)4 cloves of GarlicGingerSaltRed chilli powderPinch of haldi1/2 tsp garam masala1 tsp Coriander powder (dhaniya powder)Coriander leaves Steps: Boil eggs, peal off the shell and fry it. In a pan add mustard oil and 1/2 chopped medium onion. Saute till it becomes golden brown…

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast item. Here we have tried to make them healthy and we have also given it a twist by adding some cocoa powder to the mixture! Follow the steps and enjoy the goodness of it with some honey, nutella or icecream! Ingredients2 cup whole wheat flour1 cup milk1 egg2 tablespoon sugar2…

Book review – book 6 of the Throne of Glass series – Tower of Dawn

Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq go on an adventure come healing journey come request for the Southern continent to support against Erawan, in this book. Technically speaking, this book and Empire of Storms go hand-in-hand as the events occurring on the northern continent are elaborated in the latter. I decided to read the two together…

Book review – Winter’s Heart – book 9 of the Wheel of Time series

The most anticipated reunion of all the time happens in this book with a few fireworks and three related characters getting hilarious headaches. The daughter-heir plays the Daes Dae’mar (Game of Houses) really well while dealing with the factions in her kingdom and the rulers outside of Andor. Golden-eyes forms an alliance with a nuisance…

Spring sprung!

The blossoms swayIn the spring windOr is it a breeze? For the spring has sprungCaressing the dancing leavesTeasing the twittering parrotsChasing the fireflies. The spring has sprungIlluminating the morningsWarming the daysAnd carrying the whiff of the jasminesInto the shimmering night!

Spring is here!

The frigid wind is resting After a tiring winter But I’m afraid to bloom Fearing the return of the snow. I yearn to bloom Because spring is near The pollens are poking now and then Assuring me that it is time to bloom. The spring air caresses my petals Pecking me to open to, The…

Book review – The Wheel of Time book 8 – The Path of Daggers

“You trouble me so, Rand-al Thor. Light, sometimes I think that the Creator made you to trouble me.” And Rand-al Thor continues to trouble me! Our Dragon Reborn is getting annoyingly arrogant of his “dragon” and undefeated status and it looks like the power or the saidin is getting to him. Thank Robert Jordan for…

Highway haiku

The highways 🛣 of India have their own stories to shareTheir own cuisinesTheir roads are endless swathes of talesTaking notice of every human that walks by themChanging themAs these humans change the highways. Picture taken in 2017 at a local eatery en-route to Coorg, please travel responsibly and safely.

Book review – The Wheel of Time book 7 – A Crown of Swords

My, oh my, Robert Jordan delivers again on the 7th book of the Wheel of Time series. I was expecting fireworks, in your face humour and twisted politics. What I did not expect were a host of feel good moments, over shadowed characters coming into their own, introduction of a no-nonsense Mc Gonagall like character…